Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson


    “ — A small tree, with very desirable wood.”


  • Eggplants are available year-round in our area

    The popularity of the eggplant, most notable in the Middle East in baba ghanoush, can be admired in dishes such as caponata, a Sicilian eggplant relish, and the ever-popular Italian ratatouille and Greek moussaka.

    I’m sure most of you have eaten eggplant Parmesan, smothered in a rich, marinara sauce, but there other uses for this deep purple tuber, varying in size from large globes to long, thin, zucchini-like shapes.

  • Fall for Shallotte Fall Market on Sept. 30

    Now that fall has fallen, it’s time for the Shallotte Farmers Market Fall Market.

    This year’s festive seasonal market unfolds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte.

    Featured are fall vegetables, artisans, jewelers and crafts. Live music will be provided by The Grass Needs Mowing.

    For more information contact Emilee Sinclair at Shallotte Town Hall at 754-4032 or esinclair@townofshallotte.org.

  • Tapas & Tour on Greenlands Farm menu Oct. 7

    An afternoon of good food, conversation, homestead living and the freshly prepared cuisine of Chef Melon Corsini highlight Greenlands Farm’s Annual Fall Tapas & Tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The afternoon begins with delicious tapas prepared by Corsini featuring ingredients grown right on the renowned family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

    Fine wine and craft beer are chosen by a local wine connoisseur and are available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

  • Make a bet on BSRI Casino Night for Charity

    This Saturday night, enthusiasts of horse racing, blackjack, roulette, craps and poker don’t have travel far to indulge their pastime.

    They can do it right in Brunswick County — and for a good cause — from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Supply Senior Center at 101 Stone Chimney Road.

  • Paws Place to Raise the Ruff on Sept. 29

    Now that it finally has a new facility, Paws Place Inc. nonprofit dog rescue is celebrating with its fourth annual Raise the Ruff and Beyond fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Coastline Conference Center at 501 Nutt St. on the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington.

  • Club Profile: Brunswick County Branch of NAACP Unit 5452


    4 p.m. third Saturdays at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2586 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia


    President/legal redress: Carl L. Parker

    Secretary/membership: Adell Bernard

    Assistant secretary: Julie Tillis

    Treasurer: Joseph Butler

    Education: Dr. Jerry Jackson

    Religious affairs: Stafford Stanley

    Freedom Fund Committee chairwoman: Anne Parker


    P.O. Box 364, Supply NC 28462; pooker@atmc.net; 619-4974

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 19-22 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Sept. 19

    Penny Annette Lawson, 42, of Inland Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a charge of larceny by employee.

    Richard Brent Henson, 27, of Royal Poste Road, was arrested on larceny and breaking and entering charges in a break-in on Third Street and theft of cash and personal property.

    Sept. 20

  • Club Profile: Carolina Shores Garden Club

     Meets: second Wednesday of each month, September to May

    Membership: Open to all communities in Carolina Shores

    President: Jane Boyle, (910) 575-6367, jboyle@atmc.net

    Vice President: Joanne Bendy

    Secretary: Jeanne Zalasko

    Treasurer: Kay Craig

    For almost four decades, the Carolina Shores Garden Club has been doing its part to cultivate beauty in the community.

    Founded in 1978 by Mary Quinlan, the club convenes monthly from September through May to cover a variety of topics having to do with gardening.

  • Byrd fights for spot on European Tour

     Zack Byrd has spent the last year playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa after a decorated golf career at Coastal Carolina University. Byrd, a Carolina Shores native, was once one of the top junior golfers in North Carolina. Now Byrd is in the second stage of qualifying school for a position on the European Tour.